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Josh ShapiroDEMDemocrat Governor
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Joshua David Shapiro (born June 20, 1973) is an American politician and attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Pennsylvania since 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 50th Pennsylvania attorney general from 2017 to 2023 and as a member of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners from 2012 to 2017. Raised in Montgomery County, Shapiro studied political science at the University of Rochester and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. After that he worked as a senior adviser to Senator Robert Torricelli. Shapiro was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2004, defeating former Republican U.S. representative Jon D. Fox. He represented the 153rd district from 2005 to 2012. Shapiro was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners in 2011, marking the first time Republicans lost control of Montgomery County. Serving on the board from 2011 to 2017, he held the position of chairman, and in 2015 was also appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency by Governor Tom Wolf. Shapiro ran for Pennsylvania attorney general in 2016, defeating Republican John Rafferty Jr., and was reelected in 2020. As attorney general, he released the findings of a statewide grand jury report that revealed the abuse of children by priests and coverup by church leaders; he also helped negotiate $1 billion for Pennsylvania as part of a national opioid settlement.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Rochester
Bachelor of Arts political science
1991 - 1995
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor
1999 - 2002
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2023 - Current
Attorney General
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2017 - 2023
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
2004 - 2012
Former Chair
Board of Commissioners, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, and Young, Limited Liability Partnership
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll, Limited Liability Partnership
2003 - Current
Chief of Staff
United States Representative Joe Hoeffel
1999 - 2003
Senior Advisor
United States Senator Robert Torricelli
1998 - 1999
Senior Advisor
United States Representative Peter Deutsch
1996 - 1998
Legislative Assistant
United States Senator Carl Levin
1995 - 1996
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
American Bar Association
2003 - Current
Montgomery County Bar Association
2003 - Current
Pennsylvania State Bar Association
2003 - Current
Philadelphia Bar Association
2003 - Current
Former Chair
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency